So I’m in an Indigo bookstore in Toronto. And it’s wonderful, maybe I’ll spend the rest of my vacation in here.
Anyhoo, apart from checking out my favourite authors and the entire Sci-Fi section, I thought I’d check out the stuff on being bipolar.
And their collection is okay. And they have books about being bipolar, and ones on how to cope with depression.
But here’s the rub. My first impression was that we need a lot less text in the books.
If we’re depressed, the information is too much, too dense. Overwhelming. We simply won’t be able to absorb it.
If we’re manic, we can’t focus, and we need information served in bite sized pieces.
Our books on coping really need to be written like those in the Children’s section. Just a few big words per page, with lots of colourful diagrams, and elephants and tigers, and called “My Big Book of Bipolar Disorder” or “Teddy learned to Cope with Mania and You Can Too!!”, and be 15 pages long.
Then we may be able to read them.